Lil Durk Seemingly Reacts After India Royale Rejects His Valentine's Day Tribute

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: Recording Artist Lil Durk (r) and India Royale (l) attend the 2021 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)
India Royale wasn't feeling Lil Durk's Valentine's Day tribute on Instagram.

Lil Durk and India Royale were couple goals at one point. While the couple shares a child together, they split up in 2022 following rumors of infidelity. However, it seems as though Durk is missing her these days, especially on Valentine’s Day. The rapper took to Instagram where he shared a tribute to India, writing, “Happy Valentine’s day to the wonderful woman that made me a man I love you @indiaroyale.” He used Kanye and Future’s “I Won” collab to soundtrack the post.

Unfortunately, it appeared that his attempt to win her over backfired on him. India Royale took to Instagram shortly after where she seemingly shut him down. Though Durk attempted to show his affection towards her online, she saw through it. “People really do not respect boundaries at all. I try me best to be respectful and not put on a show but people don’t respect my choices,” she wrote before seemingly ending any possibilities of reconciliation. “Let it go,” she added in a subsequent tweet.

Lil Durk Responds 

Though his initial post sparked hope among his fans that the two got back together, Royale’s comments have undoubtedly left him feeling a type of way. The Chicago rapper didn’t appear happy with India shutting him down in public and let his feelings be known on Instagram. “I post ‘cause I wanted to[.] The internet don’t run durk,” he wrote before suggesting that Royale was playing with him. “Try the troll with another mfr leave certain people alone.”

It seems as though it’ll take a lot more than a Valentine’s Day post for Durk to win back India Royale. However, this isn’t the first time Durk attempted to make his affection for India known to the world. Shortly after rumors of their split, the rapper shared a video of himself rapping along to “Risky,” specifically the part where he says, “I gave her my heart, welcome to death row.” He tagged India in the caption, though she didn’t end up responding. It seems unlikely that they’ll get back together any time soon but only time will tell. Check out Durk’s response above. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.